What Happened on December 1

Historical Events

  • 1913 Ford Motor Company institutes world's 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford
  • 1934 Leningrad mayor Sergey Kirov is assassinated, Joseph Stalin uses it as an excuse to begin his Great Purge of 1934-38

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Dec 1 in Sport

  • 1973 Jack Nicklaus finishes at 13-under-par 275 to win the Walt Disney World Open by 1 stroke from Mason Rudolph; becomes the first player to reach $2 million in PGA Tour career earnings

Did You Know?

The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation

On December 1, 1952

Would You Believe?

Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"

On December 1, 1976

Famous Weddings

  • 1917 American silent film actress Myrtle Gonzalez (27) weds American film actor/director Allen Watt (33) in Los Angeles, California
  • 1927 Chinese political and military leader Chiang Kai-shek (40) weds Soong Mei-ling (28) in Shanghai
  • 1973 NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard

Famous Divorces

  • 1994 Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere announce they are separating
  • 2008 "CSI" actress Marg Helgenberger (50) divorces actor Alan Rosenberg (58) due to irreconcilable differences after 19 years of marriage

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